Hello retro modernistas,
I’m feeling like I needed to make up for lost time since I made a promise to myself that I would post on Sundays and a few times during the week…So I decided to post another special feature. Hopefully, you read my previous post: my fashion friendly interview with Megan from Megan’s Beaded Designs. I love supporting small businesses that have a passion for creating one of a kind items whether that be jewelry, handmade cards, paintings, and clothing that are one of a kind. Please let me know if you would like to be featured on my blog! I do prefer to feature businesses that have at least some throwback or vintage feel to their products.
Me: Why did you get into making jewelry?
Megan: My grandfather introduced me to Native American style bead weaving at a young age, when I was about 5, and it’s stuck with me since. As I have developed my technique and design skills, I gradually began to form a style and brand that was all my own. I find that jewelry can be a powerful source of self-expression. We can’t always wear clothes or makeup that show off the person we feel we are inside, but our jewelry and accessories can almost always provide such an outlet. I strive to create pieces whose wearers can confidently don as a symbol of who they truly are.
Me: How does it make you feel when somebody is interested in buying your stuff?
Megan: It doesn’t matter how many jewelry pieces I sell, it is always such an honor and remarkable feeling that someone would choose my work to adorn themselves with. I feel that jewelry is very personal – and that my creations can resonate with others is extraordinarily touching to me. I strive to honor their choice by creating the best experience and highest quality I can in return. It is very special that something I craft becomes the thing that someone uses to express themselves to the world with.
Me: Where do you draw your inspiration?
Megan: Ideas are never-ending, and I draw my inspiration from everywhere. Fashion, fine art, pop culture, music, suggestions and requests from my customers, and more. There will never be enough time in the 24/7 cycle for me to create everything that pops into my brain, but I embrace the overall abundance of the ideas that come to me. My favorite thing is when I get a custom order request from a customer, and I am able to create exactly what she wanted from me (or even better!) I love the give and take of ideas and creativity that happens during the custom order process.
Below are her stunning one of a kind vintage creations.
Hand beaded Black & White Vintage drop necklace.
Gorgeous vintage gold and white crystal necklace.
Goregous beaded pearl earrings.
Vintage hand beaded cameo hair pins.
I also found some of my personal favorites as well. I can’t help adore owls and unique rings!
Unique Brass Owl Earrings. I am obsessed with owls! You can buy them here.
Black twinkle earrings and choker set I’m in love this black tie earring and choker set.
This “evil eye” ring is so cool. You can find ithere!
Well, there you have it! Don’t forget to tag me with your #retromodern ensembles on Instagram or Twitter.
Keep smiling, 🙂
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